Next-generation Isuzu D-Max arriving on March 4

Updated Feb 09, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The new Isuzu D-Max is only a month away.

After debuting in Thailand back in 2019, Isuzu Philippines has been confirmed that the all-new Isuzu D-Max is finally arriving on Philippine shores. It’s included on our list of upcoming cars this 2021.

A picture of Isuzu PH's teaser post on Facebook

Isuzu PH's D-Max teaser that was posted on Facebook

Now, Isuzu teases the arrival of the venerable pickup truck, which will take place a month from now, on March 4, so mark it down on your calendars.

Of note, the last time Isuzu Philippines last introduced a full model update for the pickup truck model was in 2013, so understandably, many of you can’t wait to see it in the metal.

A picture of the 2021 Isuzu D-Max

The all-new third-generation 2021 Isuzu D-Max

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That said, Isuzu PH is yet to confirm any details for the upcoming D-Max for the Philippine market. We still don’t know exactly what variants we’re getting, and there are still no details of its specifications.  

If we took the Thai-spec version as a preview of sorts. Then we know that the pickup truck in question has a totally new engine and it’s called the 4JJ3-TCX turbodiesel. It’s an inline-4 diesel mill, which has a displacement of 3.0-liters, and it’s more powerful than any of the current diesel engines that we have for the D-Max.

A picture of the 3rd-gen D-Max's interior

The upcoming D-Max's plush interior

At the most, this new engine can make up to 188 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. The one released in Thailand also received the 1.9-liter RZ4E turbodiesel, and it makes 150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. This engine is similar to the one on the currently available RZ4E and LT variants.

Other notable changes on the third-gen D-Max includes a sharper, more modern exterior design, with better exterior equipment. The inside too has gotten massive changes and now looks more premium and is better equipped to provide comfort.

And of course, the new D-Max also received added safety features like driver assist systems, and more airbags. Remember also that the third-gen D-Max already received a 5-star safety rating from the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program last year.

A picture of the 2021 Isuzu D-Max as it travels on a city road

The new D-Max viewed from the side

With all of these said, will be covering the launch of the all-new 2021 Isuzu D-Max for our readers’ benefit. So, keep a close eye on our news section, as well as our official social media channels.  

Know more about Isuzu D-Max 2021

Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu Philippines offers the Isuzu D-Max as its entry in the midsize pickup truck segment. This tough workhorse from the Japanese carmaker is designed to take on any road. Isuzu D-Max got the reliability of its predecessors and the Fuego. However, the current pickup truck is equipped with more modern features that perfectly fit the Filipino lifestyle. Additionally, Isuzu D-max also has a remarkable rear bed size that can carry a multitude of heavy and large items. The Isuzu pickup truck can also be optioned with a set of accessories such as camper shells, bed covers, and many more. Isuzu D-Max also comes in a commercial vehicle layout. It can also be configured as the cab and chassis variant. This configuration can be had with an enclosed van type rear end, passenger layout, bed, or other job-specific configuration. Isuzu Philippines offers the third-generation D-Max with a couple of engine and transmission options. The first option is a 1.9L turbo diesel that produces 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. For car buyers who are looking for more power, they can opt for the bigger mill, which is the 3.0L engine that pumps out 187 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. These two engines are equipped with the brand’s BluePower technology for Euro 4 compliance and better fuel efficiency. Both engines can be paired with either six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

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